Whether you are training to become a nurse or a nursing assistant, clinical is a required part of the curriculum.

Students must meet the following requirements to attend clinical:

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Programs

 

For specific degree requirements click the above button. Select the 'Nursing' tab, then click on the Program Planner for the degree you are interested in.

 

Nursing Assistant

Students must pass a criminal background check before beginning the course. Because LCC must comply with health care agency requirements, a positive finding in a background check may exclude the student from completing the nursing assistant course. Some crimes disqualify a person from giving patient care. Clinical agencies retain the right to refuse placement to student with a history of certain offenses. For additional information, see: Disqualifying Crimes».

Required Expenses - applicant's responsibility

  • Criminal background check
  • TB test or chest X-ray
  • Current First Aid and Healthcare Provider CPR certification

 

Nursing

Students must pass a criminal background check and drug screen before beginning the nursing coursework. Because LCC must comply with health care agency requirements, a positive finding in a background check or drug screen may exclude the student from enrolling or completing the nursing program. Some crimes disqualify a person from giving patient care. Clinical agencies retain the right to refuse placement to student with a history of certain offenses. For additional information, see: Disqualifying Crimes».

Students must also provide documentation of selected immunizations, show a Social Security card, present a current first Aid card and Healthcare Provider CPR card (American Heart Association) prior to registering for nursing courses. Expenses incurred are the responsibility of the student.

Required Expenses - applicant's responsibility

  • Criminal background check
  • 2-step TB test or chest X-ray
  • 2 MMR vaccination or titers for Rubella, Mumps, Rubella showing immunity
  • Hepatitis B vaccination series or titer
  • 2 Varicella vaccinations or titer for varicella showing immunity
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis vaccination (adult) within 10 years (TDAP)
  • Drug screen
  • Current Healthcare Provider CPR certification
  • Current First Aid certification (for students entering Nursing 101)
  • Personal liability insurance and/or health insurance (depending on clinical agency policies).

Contact Nursing Programs

We are located on the second floor of the Health & Science Building. Stop by during regular office hours, or call 360.442.2860 to make an appointment. For a full list of all nursing faculty and staff, please see our Contact Us page.

General Healthcare Program Inquiries

  Health & Science Building, 2nd floor
   360.442.2860
Fax: 360.442.2879

Nursing Program Inquiries

  Bev Ylen, Program Coordinator
  360.442.2860
  bylen@lowercolumbia.edu

Nursing Program Advising

  Leszek Cromwell, Education Planner
  360.442.2425
  lcromwell@lowercolumbia.edu

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